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it begs a question, how much trouble are we in? shortly ben bernanke would not have taken this extraordinary and unprecedented step of monetary easing -- >> before the election. lou: before the election if he did not think that he was anticipating a reality that has not presented itself yet. >> and that was a problem with the comment today from the fed had his beaucoup said, i don't think it's going to work. his boss, ben bernanke, saying, things are really ugly. i have the numbers. i think that probably we should do something now because it is serious. lou: always put that away. whether it is serious the fact of the matter is this housing market looks like it is offering some support. but when you look at the broader , macro economic reality you have to question even whether this is an illusion. i think -- >> it is not inconsistent to look at the housing market. going down so low for so long with interest rates so low. people have to live somewhere. iran has moved up. housing may have bottomed out. it does not mean we will have a bull market in housing. having said that,
against inflation, though ben bernanke hasn't stopped printing money, nor has the central bank in europe, so one has to expect that there is still some concern about inflation along the line. but again, gold as well as oil coming down, and look at the foreign markets. this is what we woke up to, and it continued throughout the day through our close. the foreign markets really getting hit, over 2% in some of these foreign markets and that, of course, weighing very heavily on both the dow and the s&p. well, when the bell begins -- when the bell rings, the action begins. has the september swoon finally begun? we have two top strategists who are going to duke it out, a bull and a bear. also 55% of new small business other thans say they would not start a company today. the reason? regulations. we're going to be talking to the ceo of the national federation of independent businesses about what they want to see get done. also top strategists breaking down how to play the housing recovery. since he last joined us, his recommendation is up more than 25%. now that we have today's pullback, is it
you're going to see it pick up especially thanks to ben bernanke and 50-year lows on interest rates, hole ri cow. and a lot of those home-building stocks, my god, they're up 900, 200% -- 100, 200%. david: i've got to argue with you on one point, do you really think a two-tenths of a percent drop is going to get people to buy houses? cheryl: i actually think that you are going to see, finally, those numbers begin to take hold as far as sales go because consumer confidence is beginning to rebound, and we all know that a piece of housing wealth in your portfolio if you're a homeowner -- david: okay. these, by the way, just as i'm about to refer to them, ernie's going to put it back up on the screen. there are the home builders, and hovnanian, i think it was over 6%, so it's coming off its lows. but, again, as cheryl rightly points out, the highs -- these stocks have just been zooming ahead. we had uri hovnanian a month ago, and he was ecstatic. thank you very much, cheryl, i'll try to do you justice. let's switch to nicole petallides now and turn to oil which is seeing another down day
opposite of a mandate to take away the punch bowl once the party gets started. now ben bernanke is going to keep it flowing for as long as it takes. we could be for three days. plus, one more unthinkable, a slowing chinese economy. the great engine of growth that has supported global commerce for years. >> all aboard! >> including the darkest days of the great recession. and what's happened? the stock market never quit. never stopped climbing, it has a remarkable run with almost every sector leading the charge at one time or another, the great rotation. and before i go into the by remistations for the evening. i told you not to waver, to stay the course, the slowdown against china, and the growth that is the united states. the diverse portfolio of high-quality stocks, income producers, and growth stocks with solid dividend boosts. and of course, some gold. these have all been the correct calls to make. i've stuck with it because i believe the europeans are not suicidal. so far, so good on that front. i believe the chinese economy will simply come back by the virtue of the fact there is s
ben bernanke is pushing for higher inflation. is his real inflation target not 2%, but like 4%, 5%? if he could wave a magic wand, would he do that? >> they could have a secret vote. it would be in excess of three, for sure at least in the near term. the fed told us they would do whatever it takes to get what they want. they haven't exactly told us what they do or what they want. >> all right. what they want is a lower unemployment rate, isn't that fair? >> right. but they have lower unemployment in the price stability. what's going to happen is you're going to get fomc participants litigating the issue in public. like charlie plaszer yesterday talking about how policy won't be effective and charlie evans today talking about -- >> but they always do that. bernanke, that board is all obama appointees. and it's the liberal left keynesian board. it's an inflationist board. you as great economist and forecaster, right now the inflation numbers, they don't look scary at all. cpi, so forth, commodity prices, none of that stuff is booming. what do you think is the earliest time? a year f
and that usually is a combination that the head of the federal reserve and ben bernanke and the new york fed and the treasury secretary so this is my statistically insignificant survey of wall street executives and who is in running for this job. jack lew is inside the white house and white house chief of staff pretty high marks. they think he is the most likely guy to be treasury secretary according to the people i talk to. major wall street ceos and the executive suite players i deal with. to comes after where it gets interesting the names that are bounced around erskine bowles from north carolina considered a moderate to conservative democrat bonn the president's deficit reduction committee with alan simpson and pretty good and we should point out he is there too but the president ignored a lot of his -- [talking over each other] >> he is seen as a guy who can bring democrats and republicans like him. the other guy out there whose name is bounced around and bounced around for four years is the ceo of black rock. i consider him a friend. the upside to larry is clearly there is no smarter g
the times you've been there in the past. we have talked about ben bernanke an awful lot since qe-3, and larry, you think there's a bigger message there. >> i do. and we were somewhat critical of the decision. but i don't think anyone should be critical of ben bernanke's performance. i can't think of anybody who has physically done more for the country. i mean, those were 18, 20, 21-hour days. the guy has made a tremendous sacrifice on his family, on himself personally, and i do think it's important that for the country to grow up about this, it's fine to disagree about the policy, but he takes personal attacks from both the right and left, and i think they're totally unjustified. and i think we should actually, you know, pay him a tribute. i think he's making a great sacrifice and we need to salute him and people like him. >> you know, i think i'd agree with that. >> i totally agree with that. i give president bush credit for appointing chairman bernanke, and i give president obama tremendous credit for reappointing him. again, just like larry said, people can agree or disagree, yo
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